E.L. Doctorow Dies; Beloved Author Was 84

E.L. Doctorow, a veteran fictional author beloved for such works as “Ragtime” and “The March,” died Tuesday at a New York hospital from lung cancer complications.

He was 84 years old.

Doctorow won The National Book Award for fiction in 1986 for “World’s Fair” and the National Book Critics Circle award in 1989 for "Billy Bathgate" and in 2005 for "The March."

He is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

Along with a collect of 10...

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